Fit, comfort and handling are critical for long-distance riding. Nothing beats the comfort and all-day (and all night if you're a randonneur!) rideability of a frame designed for the purpose. Whether you want extra heel and pannier clearance, steering geometry for loaded touring or braze-ons for every option - that's the beauty of a custom frameset made to your specifications.

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Tony's Touring Bike